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Penn State RB Miles Sanders Declares For The NFL Draft

The Nittany Lions will have to replace their bell cow back in 2019

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Following a breakout 2018 campaign, junior running back Miles Sanders will forgo his senior season at Penn State and will enter the NFL Draft. Sanders announced the news on Thursday, two days following Penn State’s against Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.

Coming out of Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh Sanders was the number one running back recruit in the country in the 2016 recruiting cycle. After playing sparingly returning kicks and in spell of Saquon Barkley during his first two years on campus, Sanders burst onto the scene in 2018.

In his one year as a starter Sanders had over 1,500 yards from scrimmage for the Nittany Lions and was an important catalyst in their offense. His performance this season earned him second-team All-Big Ten honors. During his junior campaign Sanders reminded everyone why he was a five-star recruit in high school.

We wish Miles all the best as he prepares for the next step of his journey.